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Nintendo expects to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles, 24 million games, all within the next 8 months

Nintendo have high hopes for the Wii U, want to sell 5.5 million consoles by Q2 2013

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm CDT (0 mins, 39 secs time to read)

Nintendo's upcoming next-gen Wii U console is nearly here, and the Japanese company has some seriously high hopes for the new gaming system. Nintendo's Wii U is the first game console to bake a 6.2-inch touchscreen into a controller, as well as NFC, a video chat camera and universal TV remotes.

Nintendo expects to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles, 24 million games, all within the next 8 months | TweakTown.com

Nintendo's financial earnings report on Wednesday hints that the company's strong marketing will help push 5.5 million Wii U consoles by the end of Q2 2013, with the company also hoping to sell some 24 million Wii U games in the same timeframe.

Between April and September of this year, Nintendo sold just 1.32 million Wii consoles, which would require Nintendo to have a surge of around 300% in sales for the Wii U, from the launch date, until the end of June 2013.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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